A bi-monthly video version of Science Today is now being produced for UCTV, a University of California television channel, which airs nationally on the EchoStar DishNetwork. To view all videos, use the scroll bar on right (you will need Flash, QuickTime or RealPlayer).

Advancing Alternative Energy Sources
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute have laid the groundwork that may lead to a new generation of biofuels such as cellulosic ethanol.
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Primate Sperm Competition: Speed Matters
Researchers at UC San Diego and UC Irvine have found evidence that supports the theory that reproductive competition during the evolution of primate species has occurred at the level of sperm cell motility.
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Help for Dogs - and People
UC San Francisco have launched the Canine Behavioral Genetics Project in an effort to identify and better understand the genetics behind panic and anxiety-disorders and aggression in dogs ... and humans.
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Understanding the Human Brain
Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers are harnessing the power of tiny magnetic fields to better understand the human brain.
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A Novel Biosensor
For the millions of people who suffer from urinary tract infections each year and the doctors who treat them, a promising new biosensor technology has been developed.
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New Insight into Dinosaurs
Fossils discovered in northern New Mexico by paleontologists, including those at UC Berkeley , show for the first time that dinosaurs and their non-dinosaur ancestors lived side by side for tens of millions of years.
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Coral Reef Research Researchers at the University of California, San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography are studying how pollution affects the health of coral reefs.
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An Extraordinary Gift
Each year, nearly 1000 Californians make an extraordinary gift to the University of California by donating their bodies or those of a loved one to support the education of health professionals and to further scientific research.
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Trained Sheep
UC researchers are training sheep to have an aversion to grape leaves so they can eat weeds in vineyards without harming the crop.
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Simple Method Kills HIV in Breast Milk
UC researchers develop a simple method of flash-heating breast milk infected with HIV successfully inactivated the free-floating virus.
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Methyl Bromide Alternatives
UC scientists are working on alternatives to methyl bromide - used for years as a soil fumigant, particularly in strawberry fields.


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The Science of Math
Learn about a math program developed at UCLA that represents a new approach to teaching kids the science of math.
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E.coli Research
California growers and processors are working with University of California scientists to study the biology, ecology and possible sources of E.coli in agricultural systems. The project is funded by the USDA.
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Elementary Shakeup
More than 1,100 elementary school students participated in a unique earthquake-safety competition organized by a graduate student in the Jacobs School of Engineering’s Structural Engineering Department.
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'Cows in Space'
University of California Cooperative Extension farm advisors and range specialists are working to reduce livestock grazing impacts on wildlife and aquatic habitats using GPS technology in a project known as 'Cows in Space'.
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Studying Cyanobacteria
Microbiologists at UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography are studying how cyanobacteria - some of the smallest and most primitive marine microbes - adapt to different
environmental factors.
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The Field of Embedded Networks
Learn about the emerging discipline of embedded networks that's taking place at UCLA's Center for Embedded Network Sensing (CENS).
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THEMIS Mission
NASA has launched five space probes comprising the Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms (THEMIS) mission built by scientists at UC Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) and Swales Aerospace.
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The Helios Project
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed a research and innovation initiative that includes an effort at UC's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to develop clean, sustainable energy technologies.
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Monitoring Ocean Depths
Scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have developed and launched an autonomous, underwater vehicle called 'Spray' to monitor ocean depths on a global scale.
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Environmentally friendly test detects concrete flaws in highways & structures
Learn about an award-winning, simple and environmentally friendly test to detect concrete flaws in highways and structures, which was developed by Los Alamos National Laboraory researchers.
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Discover Magazine's 2006 Scientist of the Year
UC Berkeley Chemist Jay Keasling was named Discover Magazine's 'Scientist of the Year' for his pioneering work in the nascent field of synthetic biology. Click Here to view video (Requires Flash).

Global Care Quest (GCQ) Technology
New Mobile Patient Information System invented at UCLA revolutionizes critical patient care when immediate response time and accurate, comprehensive information can mean life or death.
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New Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Labs
UCSF's Heart and Vascular Center celebrated the opening of its new Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Labs. The new suites feature state-of-the-art equipment that is the first of its kind in California.
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Rich Medical Drug Resources at Bottom of the Sea

Researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego have discovered rich medical drug resources in deep ocean sediments - including promising cancer-fighting candidates.
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new fingerprint detection technologyA Novel Fingerprint Detection Technology
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) scientists have developed a novel method for detecting fingerprints based on the chemical elements present in fingerprint residue.
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Cargo screeningAir Cargo Explosives Detection Pilot Program
The San Francisco International Airport is the first of three federalized airports to take part in a pilot program to screen passenger aircraft cargo for explosives. The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is taking part in this Department of Homeland Security project..
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Stress & Alzheimer'sDisease
UC Irvine researchers find that stress hormones can significantly hasten the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
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rice plantFlood-Tolerant Rice
Rice grown anywhere in the world soon could be made completely flood-tolerant, thanks to new research by UC Riverside geneticists, done in collaboration with scientists at UC Davis.
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synthetic biologySynthetic Biology
The National Science Foundation is funding a five-year, $16 million grant to establish the multi-institute Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center, or SynBERC, which will be located at UC Berkeley. The goal is to make the engineering of biology easier, less time-consuming and faster.
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Advanced Light SourcePeering Undergound
Geochemists use the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's Advanced Light Source (ALS) along with high performance computer technology to get detailed glimpses underground. Click Here to view video (Requires Flash).

Ethanol stationNew Ethanol Station
The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has the first ethanol dispensing station in Northern California.
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City CarShareCampuses Think Green
Two UC campuses are working with a Bay Area-based car sharing organization to offer faculty, students and staff transit alternatives.
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GrapesA Wine-making Microbe
Scientists at the UC-managed, Joint Genome Institute gain more insight into one of the key elements of wine production.
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Robotic MicroscopeThe Robotic Microscope
Learn how an innovative, robotic microscope at the UCSF Gladstone Institute is helping researchers.
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ProsdiscThe Prosdisc
The UCSF Medical Center is using a European-designed implant that may replace damaged lower back discs.
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The Berkeley Lamp:
Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed an innovative, energy efficient table lamp for home and office use.
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Unraveling the Mysteries of the Brain
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley are using the nation's most powerful brain scanner to better understand disease and the mysteries of the mind.
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Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT): UC San Francisco is one of a handful of academic medical centers in this country using a new cancer-fighting radiation technique called Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT). This technology allows doctors to target tumors while reducing patients' exposure to radiation.
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